Report: Michigan State DT Joel Heath Met with the Colts
According to ESPN’s Michael Rothstein, the Indianapolis Colts recently met with Michigan State defensive tackle Joel Heath:
The 6’6″, 293 pound defensive tackle had 31 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.0 sacks in his final season for the Spartans. He was regarded as one of the top senior prospects entering this past season:
"Joel Heath, DT, Michigan StateAn impressive physical specimen, Heath stands at 6-6, 293 pounds and has solid straight-line speed for his size. He grew into this build over his first three years on campus, and then earned a starting nod inside in 2014 (29 tackles, five for loss, 2.5 sacks). Continued growth and improved strength holding his ground and shedding blocks against pro-caliber Big Ten guards this season should convince scouts he can earn playing time as a three- or five-technique at the next level."
Heath is currently projected to be a late round draft pick or priority free agent by many draft experts.
It’s worth noting that general manager Ryan Grigson was at Michigan State’s pro day on Wednesday. The Colts could always use quality defensive lineman.
As such, Heath could be an interesting prospect for the team in the later portion of the NFL Draft or even as an undrafted free agent.